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Old 12-31-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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2006 Games...

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson says his team might be able to play in the hurricane-ravaged Superdome by September. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue isn't so sure.

"It's too early to say whether the games will be played at the dome or in Louisiana," Tagliabue said after meeting with Saints players and coaches for about five hours.

Benson's memo said the team already has reviewed with the NFL the Saints' preliminary 2006 schedule and that it includes "significantly reduced away-game travel."

"Many complex questions still need to be resolved in this area, and we expect to have answers to these scheduling questions early in the offseason," Benson said in the memo.

The only matter that has been agreed on, if I'm correct, is the Saints will move back to Metairie Offices and Practice Facility.




The Long Term...

"Our goal is to make it a multiyear effort," Tagliabue said. "There are a lot of things yet to be accomplished to make it more than a one-year arrangement. There are a lot of chicken-and-egg decisions. It's a complicated situation."

Asked whether the New Orleans market could support an NFL team long-term, he said, "We think it can, but it's not a slam-dunk."





The Saints situation will be further addressed in January NFL meetings. I don't expect a difinitive answer concerning the upcoming season to come of it. Certainly not the Saints future. I suspect they will do the best they can and take a "wait and see" stance.




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The Saints situation will be further addressed in January NFL meetings. I don't expect a difinitive answer concerning the upcoming season to come of it. Certainly not the Saints future. I suspect they will do the best they can and take a "wait and see" stance.

The above were my thoughts.



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